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nullNick Robinson has been given an Award of Doctor of Science honoris causa by City, University of London in recognition of his services to journalism.

Nick Robinson is a regular on flagship BBC shows such as Today and the Ten O'Clock News.

An innovative journalist of the digital age, Nick was an early adopter of platforms such as Twitter and, in 2001, became one of the first mainstream journalists to write a regular blog about politics.

Nick has worked for the BBC since 1986, following a brief spell at ITV. He was appointed the BBC's Political Editor in 2005.

nullProfessor Neville Jackson has been given an Award of Doctor of Science honoris causa by City, University of London in recognition of his work in the field of engineering.

Professor Jackson is currently the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Ricardo PLC, a leading global multi-industry engineering provider.

A member of a range of committees that contribute to the industry, Neville has produced over 90 technical papers, keynote presentations and lectures in the US, Europe and the Far East.

nullMuhtar Kent has been given an Award of Doctor of Science honoris causa by City, University of London in recognition of his work in the field of international business.

After becoming one of the first MBA graduates from City's Cass Business School (then City University Business School), Mr Kent began a 30 year association with The Coca Cola Company, leading to his appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive of the firm in July 2008.

Muhtar is also co-chair of The Consumer Goods Forum, a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, a member of the Business Roundtable, a past Chairman of the US-China Business Council and Chairman Emeritus of the US ASEAN Business Council.

nullHis Honour Judge Donald Cryan has been given an award of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by City, University of London in recognition of his services to the legal profession.

Donald was called to the Bar in 1970, developing a wide-ranging practice before choosing to specialise in Family Law.

He became a member of the Centre for Child and Family Law Reform - a research and study centre sponsored by The City Law School - in 1998. He accepted the Chairmanship of The City Law School's Advisory Board in 2009.

nullLionel Barber has been given an Award of Doctor of Science honoris causa in recognition of his work in the field of journalism.

Mr Barber has been the editor of the Financial Times since November 2005.

He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Tate and an Advisory Board member of the International Centre for Journalists.

Read the oration for Lionel Barber

nullThe Rt Hon. The Lord Mayor Alderman David Wootton has been given an Award of Doctor of Laws honoris causa in recognition of his services to the City of London.

Alderman David Wootton took office as the 684th Lord Mayor of the City of London on Friday 11th November 2011.

Read the oration for Alderman David Wootton

nullLord Currie of Marylebone has been given an Award of Doctor of Science honoris causa in recognition of the distinction achieved in international economic policy and the leadership demonstrated as founding Chairman of Ofcom.

Lord Currie is Chairman of the International Centre for Financial Regulation, Semperian PPP Investment Partners Holdings Ltd and Chairman of the University of Essex Council and the Alacrity Foundation. He is a Board member of the Dubai Financial Services Authority, the Royal Mail, BDO, IG Group and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Read the oration for Lord Currie

nullMr Ronald Sandler, CBE, has been given an Award of Doctor of Science honoris causa for his contribution to the financial services.

Ron Sandler was appointed Executive Chairman of Northern Rock plc when the bank was taken into public ownership in early 2008. He is also Chairman of Phoenix Group and Ironshore Inc. and a member of the advisory board of Palamon Capital Partners.

Read the oration for Ron Sandler

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